Update on Safeway Parking Lot Gunpoint Robbery
The suspects stole prescription drugs from the victim as he was walking to his truck from the pharmacy in Safeway.
The victim of Thursday afternoon's robbery—a 44-year-old man from Lothian, MD—said he was walking out to his vehicle when he was approached by a man who tried to grab his bag, which contained the prescription drugs oxycodone and methadone.
Both drugs are narcotic painkillers, and methodone is often used to help prevent withdrawl symptoms in patients addicted to opiates.
The victim resisted the suspect, and threw the bag into a truck being driven by his friend and attempted to get in on the passenger side of the vehicle. He was then approached by another man who showed a handgun and took the prescriptions from the man.
Both suspects fled on foot to the rear of Taco Bell towards Scarlet Oaks Terrace according to Acting Chief of Police John Nesky.
A perimiter was set up by police and the K-9 unit attempted to track the suspects, but was unsuccessful.